D major chord

D major chord for guitar in different forms, both the standard open and barre chords.

Diagram with fingerings

D / DM / Dmaj / D major

D chord diagram with fingerings

Diagram with notes

D / DM / Dmaj / D major

D chord diagram with notes

Alternative shapes

D barre 1st

  • D barre chord diagram 10 12 12 11 10 10

D barre 2nd

  • D barre chord diagram X57775


  • D chord diagram X57X7X

Relevant chords


  • D/B chord diagram


  • D/C chord diagram

D (no3)

  • D no 3rd chord diagram

Learn from video

Try in a chord progression

D - G - A - D

Progressions with diagrams (pdf)

Chords thats sounds good together with D major

The primary chords that sound good to combine with D in chord progressions are: Em, F#m, G, A, Bm.

Follow-up chords

Chords that are likely to follow D major in progressions:
› G
› A
› F#7 (XX4320)
› F

Finger position (D chord)

Index (1st) finger on 3rd (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Middle (2nd) finger on 1st (thinnest) string, 2nd fret.
Ring (3rd) finger on 2nd (thinnest) string, 3rd fret.

Theory of the D chord

The notes that the D chord consists of are D, F#, A. The main presented version (xx0232) includes a doubled root, a third and a fifth.
To get D7 add C.
To get Dmaj7 add C#.
To get D6 add B.


D/B: this is a D major with B as bass note (can also be played as X20032).
D/C: this is a D major with C as bass note.
D (no3): this is a D major without the third (F#) and is identical with D5. A tip is to combine it with Dsus4/E (XX2035) and Dsus4/G (3X0035). The XX0235 version can also be called D with A on top.


1st inversion: D/F# (means that F# is the bass note).
2nd inversion: D/A (means that A is the bass note).
Diagrams of these inversions

Assorted slash chords

Versions with alternate bass notes in short notation:

D/C: X30232
D/C#: X40232
D/Eb: XX1232
D/F: 100232

Alternative chord names

D/B is identical with D6/B and Bm7.
D/C is identical with D7/C.
D/C# is identical with Dmaj7/C#.
D/G is identical with Dadd11/G.


D (no3) is a D major with no third (F#). D(no3) is theoretically identical with D5.
D (no5) is a D major with no fifth (A).

Written in tab format

- 2 -
- 3 -
- 2 -
- 0 -
- - -
- - -

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